“This, then, is how you should pray: …
Prayer is a very important part of the life of a Christian. It is our form of communication with God the Father. Our relationship with God is just like any other relationship in that if we don’t communicate, the relationship is harmed.
Some Christians believe that prayer is simply asking God for things but it is much more than that. For this reason, Jesus gave us an example of how we should pray. As we look at various parts of the Lord’s Prayer over the next several devotions, we’ll see that there are many important parts to prayer.
While this prayer can be prayed by anyone as a kind of ritual, it is meant to be more than this. It is meant to be an example. Our prayers should be molded around the model that Jesus provided for us.
In order for us to model our prayers after Jesus’ prayer, we must first understand the elements of the prayer Jesus gave as an example. The next few devotions will break down the parts of the Lord’s prayer and why it is important to pray each part.